David Santiago | St Jame Art
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Contemporary Charcoal Artist
Based in Albuquerque
My Tools.
  • Charcoal


    Used to define form and shadow, charcoal is the dominating and characterizing medium in every piece. Considered a conventional medium for loose gestural figure drawing, I intend to conflict with this methodology by keeping it outwardly tack sharp.

  • Pastel


    White pastel is used as the foundation layer, giving a smooth chalky surface that charcoal can be blended into. Colored pastels are used unpretentiously to convey life into each figure and to guide the eye over the work.

  • Acrylic


    Acrylic is used to illustrate hair. Because it is so opaque, it helps frame the subject and builds contrast between the different transparencies of the overall piece.

  • NARS

    NARS Blush

    NARS Blush is the icing, or in this case Super Orgasm, on top of the cake. Blush adds a little oomph to the subject and gives some color to an otherwise black and white figure.

  • Urban Decay

    Urban Decay Eyeshadow

    The subtle shimmer of eyeshadow directs you to make eye contact with the piece. It draws you deep into their dilated pupils. The eyes are your passageway into the work.

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